Won't somebody think of the children.. right.. oh..
mines the one with the Kirlian polaroids in the pocket..
A Russian schoolgirl has wowed the crowds at an exhibition of youthful scientific inventions by rolling out a high-tech Venus rover, Pravda reports. Anna Shvetsova, of Noginsk, near Moscow, used “A Step to the Future” to demonstrate her "silvery disk, reminiscent to either a UFO or two bowls glued together" which apparently …
"As small children, Indigo’s [sic] are easy to recognize by their unusually large, clear eyes. Extremely bright, precocious children with an amazing memory and a strong desire to live instinctively, these children of the next millennium are sensitive, gifted souls with an evolved consciousness who have come here to help change the vibrations of our lives and create one land, one globe and one species. They are our bridge to the future."
Isn't this the same as the children in Village of the Damned?
Mine's the one with the dynamite in the pocket...
I know that asking this will lend this credibility it might not need, but d'you think there is any plausible relationship between this and the quite genuine discovery that an increasing number of humans are now being born with a changed gene for a protein used in the brain which may give real advantage? (if I wasn't so lazy I'd look up the reference on Google). I saw it on the BBC so it must be true.
First off - if two things rotate in opposite directions then as well all know, there is no movement contraray to the direction of the axis of rotation. We only have to look at those personal helicopters to know that.
As for this whole "Indigo" thing. Mwa ha ha. Pull the other one! That alone would be enough for any sensible person to dismiss this entire story as complete bullshit.
with an amazing memory - like "Daddy, you said it was bad to use that word..."
a strong desire to live instinctively - like screaming loudly when they don't get their way, and hitting siblings? "Oh, it's OK, he's expressing his desire to live instinctively."
with an evolved consciousness - unlike all those amoeba, with unevolved conciousnesses
help change the vibrations of our lives - its that jazz/rock/punk/(insert new music type here)
and create one land, one globe and one species - environmental destruction, mass extinction and ecological disaster!
They are our bridge to the future - brilliant, so unarguable
@Steve - knowing our luck, you're the other 5%, and you're just about to create a black hole to swallow us all!
inertioid = "forward or rotary motion without physical reaction"
The rotary motion is no problem. That's how an astronaut can turn his body in orbit without touching the walls. Forward motion... not likely. Is this a "reactionless drive" or something? Expect New Scientist to run a cover story which then has to be painstakingly shot down by people who have actual understanding of differential equations and error bars.
I seem to using the Flame Icon a lot. Maybe it's just me.
Put aside the external, and think in internal consciousness terms hereonin. We still have a long way to go before we realise that all consciousness is shared instantaneously with all sentient beings all around the universe and through all time. Call it quantum dislocation, but the neuronal pathways that make up the subconscious brain are too far apart for quantum energy jumps, but close enough together in the conscious brain. (Google Matt Pitkanen). There you go then. (Shhhh, I AM getting my coat).
'Torsional fields' ? Snigger.
No reaction means no inertia, which would mean keeping the centre of mass in one spot so there's no net acceleration. /That/ approach will inevitably come back to bite you in the arse -- sort of robbing Peter to pay Paul.
When 'Shipov’s device' finally boldly went forwards, Mr Duffield neglects the air track as a potential source of kinetic energy - but hey! Working out these scams are fun; my toes are thoroughly kept on.
This sounds like an oscillation thruster.
These work by throwing an internal mass back fast enough to overcome friction, and make the vehicle lurch forward. The mass is returned to initial position slowly, so the vehicle does not slip back. Oscillation thrusters work fine on a flat uniform surface. They are poor at going up hills, and dealing with surfaces with different amounts of friction.
Oscillation thrusters depend on static friction being greater than dynamic friction, so they do not work at all in space - although they do make impressive demonstrations for fleecing ignorant investors. What colour is the aura of a rich twit dumb enough to invest in yet another impulse engine?
maxed his kindy teachers out on day 4 of pre-school (aged3.5) - by correcting the teacher...
"actually the moon is a satellite."
The next week he taught them about the Large Hadron Collider, explaining that it was an experiment to find out what atoms are made of.
He scoffed at his 5 yr old brother recently, informing him that Jesus wasnt real.
Eyes WIDE open.
.. after the end of the Cold War? After the collapse of Communism, Pravda was left somewhat drifting and directionless, there not being much call for an official State Propaganda organ anymore, and it's gradually degenerated into being some kind of Russian version of the Weekly World News.
Having said that, I'm sure its stories are perhaps now marginally *more* close to the truth then they ever were before, but that's not saying much.
was used in a Sci Fi story when a translation machine tried to translate a "wizards" name.
You only find out at the end of the story that the name was actually: "As a mauve" - or Asimov.
Pretty close to Indigo if you ask me - could Asimov have been the original Indigo child.
BTW what happens when they grow up - do they become bureaucratic grey?
Scientology has it that El Ron is alive and lives on Venus. The Vatican, when acknowledging the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe, suggested that some ETs might be without sin. Francis Crick promoted the idea of panspermia to explain the complexity of DNA. NASA's funding would suffer badly without repeated discoveries of life on Mars or the new quest to Venus. And a host of financial instruments are apparently based on similar mathematics...
True believers seem to find these stories quite compulsive; and some of their promoters find they are a nice little earner.
Incidentally, if any of the Reg staff find they are having problems with their aura as a result of working with postmodern conjectures such as this at close range, a pint or two of decent ale and a good night's rest usually provides a satisfactory remedy.
"...d'you think there is any plausible relationship between this ["indigo child" nonsense] and the quite genuine discovery that an increasing number of humans are now being born with a changed gene for a protein used in the brain which may give real advantage?"
No, I don't. That would be stupid.
Something frighteningly similar was patented sometime back as the "Dean Drive". Except
in the Dean Drive (tm, I'm sure), the weight was slid into the center during one part of the rotation
and out to the extreme over the portion of rotation that was in line with the desired direction of
Sounded like something fun to play with or simulate, but not to patent.
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